Hi, I'm V. It's not my real name - not even close - but I'm Vigilo here, and I've been other V-beginning pretentious Latin usernames elsewhere on the internet for around six years now, so V works!
I haven't replied to you yet because
- I reply at a glacial pace
- I accidentally deleted your message and can't find it
- I've awkwardly, silently backed away
- I've already replied to you by somewhere else
- I mentally replied to you and considered the matter closed
- I love you and I don't want to lower your opinion of me any further
So I logged in because deviantART sent me an email about account security and password-changes and blah, blah, blah, and. Hey.
I haven’t been on here for a while, and I wouldn’t have thought twice about it, but silvernium happened to write me a stunning comment-poem on a poem of mine and it made me emotional, and it happened to be on the day I logged in again, and I just felt like saying something to let you know what’s happening.
I've been keeping up with some of you on Facebook or Tumblr (or both!) but that's only like, five people, I think, so to the rest of you I probably just fell off the earth or something. I don't think I'll be on here anymore at all, so if you want to, I don't know, keep up with me or just know that I'm still around (because I want to know that you're still around), and if you think we know each other well enough, send me a note and we can be friends on Facebook?
I don't post a lot because I usually don't have anything to say, so I don’t seem very active, but I chat with people all the time there. I'm also theywhosawthedeep on Tumblr and also recently thecityoftomorrow (a blog for everything — everything — related to (mostly DC) comics and my feelings about them, specifically, because I've lost my mind) if you'd prefer that.
I'm just not that active — actually, I’m not as active anywhere as much as I used to be on here. I’m looking back on everything that’s happened here and it’s just... amazing. I haven’t written poetry in a while either. I don’t know why, maybe academia’s eating my brain as I write this.
That's actually pretty possible, because it’s my last year of uni and I have to write assignments and a 10,000 word (not as many words as you’d think) dissertation (it’s going to be on linguistics, literacies, and comics — the working title is 'Holy literacies, Batman!'). I also have a semi-regular job working for my university (as a student subject ambassador), and I have to finish my applications so I can get into a Masters programme next year, and it's all very ... surreal, but cool.
In other news: I turned twenty last month, yay! I'm still having seizures, boo. I've been in and out of three countries (China, India, England) this past year, not sure what emotion to put here. I watched The Get Down (an amazing quality show that I can recommend to you with complete sincerity and faith) and am watching Smallville (an amazing trash show that I can't in good conscience inflict upon you) and I love both of them very much. Pokemon Go is really good for exercise and when I'm stressed and I'm Team Mystic. My plants are still alive and beautiful. I make a delicious carrot cake. Life's gone on.
That's about it. I just wanted to say — sorry, and thank you, and I miss you, and I hope you're well. Diwali's in a week and a day, so — happy early Diwali. Lots of light and love.